Yes vs Confirmatory - What's the difference?
| Related terms
Yes is a related term of confirmatory.
As an interjection yes
is used to express pleasure, joy, or great excitement.
As a noun yes
is an affirmative expression; an answer that shows agreement or acceptance.
As a verb yes
is (colloquial|transitive) to agree with, to affirm, to approve.
As an adjective confirmatory is
serving to confirm something.
(yes and no)
A word used to show agreement or acceptance.
- Yes , you are correct.
- Yes , you may go play outside now.
A word used to indicate disagreement'' or ''dissent in reply to a negative statement.
- Yes , sir, we have your package right here.
- It was not my fault we lost the race.
- Oh, yes , it was!
* Dialect or archaic forms: arr, ay, aye, yea, yassuh
* Nautical, military, telecommunications: affirmative
* Colloquial or slang forms: ya, yah, yeah, yeh, yep, yeppers, yup, yuppers, yus, ahuh, mhm, uh huh.
* See also:
* Standard form: no
* Nautical, military, telecommunications: negative
* Dialect or archaic forms: nay
* Colloquial or slang forms: ixnay, nah, naw, nope
* See also:
* yes and amen
* yes and no
* yes-no question
* In Old and Middle English, yes'' was a more forceful affirmative than ''yea .
* An example of yes used to disagree with a statement: the questions "You don’t want it, do you?" and "Don’t you want it?" are answered by "yes" if the respondent does want the item, and "no" if not. Many languages use a specific word for this purpose; see translation table above.
Used to express pleasure, joy, or great excitement.
- Our second goal of the match! Yes !
An affirmative expression; an answer that shows agreement or acceptance.
A vote of support or in favor/favour of something.
- Was that a yes?
- The workers voted on whether to strike, and there were thirty "yeses" and one "no".
* (answer that shows agreement or acceptance) aye, yea
* (vote in support) aye, yea
* (answer that shows agreement or acceptance) no, nay
* (vote in support) nay
(colloquial) To agree with, to affirm, to approve.
- Did he yes the veto?
, author=John Barth
, magazine=Harper's Magazine
, passage="That's really what you wanted?" I yessed
(slang) To attempt to flatter someone by habitually agreeing.